I write on UK and European politics, class, gender, and work, and have written for the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, OpenDemocracy, Index on Censorship, Evening Standard and other publications. I tweet at @dawnhfoster and work for the Guardian’s Comment is free section. I’m interested in digital communities, the social web and the way different people use the web to organise, and share news.
In previous lives, I’ve worked for MPs, researching housing, immigration, and employment; universities on widening participation, digital learning, and pastoral care; and small charities on rape and sexual violence, employment disputes, and mental health. I’ve also had less glamorous, but economically necessary jobs in cafes, clothing shops, doing audio-visual techy things for conferences, and one particularly soul-destroying stint in a bank’s call centre, which I quit in disgust after being told to try and flog a credit card to a pensioner who was worried about the cost of her husband’s funeral.
I’ve also been a primary school governor, a dog walker for the housebound and a thorn in Boris Johnson’s side in my spare time. I did a degree in Literature at the University of Warwick, focusing on postcolonial, feminist, and Marxist theory, and still read voraciously.
You can contact me if you want me to write for you, want to know more, or just to say hello.